Episodes

Oct. 6, 2021

Kaki Okumura: Japanese Principles to Live a Longer & Happier Life

This conversation is one of the most amazing I've had since starting Now and Zen Japan. This episode could certainly change your …

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Sept. 25, 2021

Anthony Griffin: Global Communications Entrepreneur

It's a real feel-good conversation with uber positive and incredibly humble entrepreneur Anthony Griffin. He is the founder of S…

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Sept. 9, 2021

Don Bunkenburg: Taking the Lufthansa Group in Japan to new heights

We all miss traveling, and this episode I get to speak with long-time, airline professional, Don Bunkenburg. Don is the Senior D…

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Aug. 22, 2021

Frank Foley: Japan's "Next Big Thing"

Frank Foley is a charismatic 30-year Japan professional with a deep understanding of character licensing, content marketing, and…

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Aug. 9, 2021

Robert Whiting Part 2: "Tokyo Junkie" Baseball Stories and more

Part 2 of my interview with author Robert Whiting about his recent best selling memoir "Tokyo Junkie" 60 years of bright lights, …

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July 24, 2021

Robert Whiting: "Tokyo Junkie" 60 Years of Bright Lights, Back Alleys…

I have been a big fan of Robert Whiting ever since I read "Chrysanthemum and the Bat" back in high school in the 1980's. Numerous…

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July 10, 2021

Andrew Hankinson: Leadership in Japan and stories from a 30-year Japa…

This episode is #40, and the content is a little different from the past 39 episodes in that today's guest is . . . myself. It…

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June 23, 2021

Alex Debs: Luxury Travel Designer

Have you ever dreamed of an ultimate luxury vacation in Japan? If so, then Alex Debs is your man. He is the founder of Hitotoki,…

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June 6, 2021

Parissa Haghirian: Japanese Management Expert

Parissa Haghirian is an internationally renowned expert on Japanese Management and Leadership and a Professor of International Ma…

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May 25, 2021

Paul Kraft: Gummy Bear President Japan

Everything you ever wanted to know about the grocery & convenience store business in Japan with Haribo Japan President, Paul Craf…

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May 8, 2021

Jeff Crawford: Digital Marketing Expert & SEO advise for you!

Jeff Crawford is the president of Zo Digital, a bi-lingual digital marketing agency he founded over seven years ago. He describes…

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April 25, 2021

Neil Butler: Metropolis Magazine CEO and "Aussie Beef" Marketing Virt…

Neil Butler is a 40-year Tokyo veteran and CEO / Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. Neil is well-known in Japan from his successfu…

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April 10, 2021

Aiko Smith: On-Line Casino CEO wants you to win, big!

A fascinating look into the on-line gaming business in Japan with Aiko Smith, the CEO of Aloha Shark Casino. Aiko has more than 1…

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March 21, 2021

Katheryn Gronauer: Helping Foreigners Thrive in Japan

Katheryn Gronauer is the founder of Thrive Tokyo. She is a cross-cultural trainer and business coaching entrepreneur based in To…

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March 6, 2021

Dr. Greg Story: Japan Sales, Business, Presentations Master & Author

Learn how to become a confident public speaker, a more effective presenter, and the formula for influential story-telling. Dr. G…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Deanna Elstrom: Japan Consumer Insights Specialist

Deanna Elstrom is a veteran brand marketer, brand strategist, and consumer insights specialist. She has recently launched her own…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Eric D'Ignazio: Hospitality Business Entrepreneur

Eric D'Ignazio, a 14-year Japan hospitality veteran who's resume includes InterContinental Hotels and the The Accor Group. Eric …

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Jan. 21, 2021

Taro Asano: Traditional Japanese Sword Craftsman

Dive into the world of traditional Japanese sword making with craftsman Taro Asano. He is one of only a handful of practicing "Ka…

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Jan. 6, 2021

Matthias Sutter: Luxury Hotel GM & Hospitality Leader

Welcome a true Hospitality Professional to the podcast. Mr. Matthias Sutter, the Rep. Director of Shangri-La Hotels Japan and the…

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Dec. 25, 2020

Timothy Langley: Renowned Japan Business and Political Advisor & Advo…

An amazing and iconic Tokyo veteran - Timothy Langley. With over 40 years experience in Japan, Timothy is the founder of Japan's…

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Dec. 7, 2020

Guy Perryman: Award-Winning Broadcaster & Radio Personality

Award-winning broadcaster and radio host Guy Perryman. Guy's soothing and melodic voice has been heard throughout Japan for the …

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Nov. 22, 2020

Seth Sulkin: Gourmet Food Delivery & Hotel Development Entrepreneur

This episode I sit down with Japan veteran and savvy businessman Seth Sulkin. He is the founder of Pacifica Capital an internatio…

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Nov. 7, 2020

Loic Bizel: Japan Fashion Trends Expert / Founder of "Leo & Lea"

This episode we discuss fashion in Japan and premium dog food. Not two topics often mentioned in the same sentence, but very rela…

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Oct. 21, 2020

Cynthia Usui: Author, Career Re-Inventor, and Female Empowerment Coach

Cynthia Usui is the Author of Eight things Full-time Housewives Should do Before Entering the Workforce . After 17 years as a sta…

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